Sharing Nature® Guide Training with Joseph Bharat Cornell

Learn a step-by-step approach to guiding others in joy-filled nature experiences while deepening your personal connection with nature.

"No one is more effective than Joseph Cornell in connecting people of all ages with the profound peace, joy, and exhilaration available to us through direct experience in nature." —Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO Emerita, Children and Nature Network

Do you want to learn a step-by-step approach to guiding others in joy-filled nature experiences while deepening your personal connection with nature? If the answer is yes, this 9-week course is for you.

Created by world-renowned author and naturalist, Joseph Bharat Cornell, this 9-week experiential course is thoughtfully designed to enhance your experience of the natural world while equipping you with practical activities, skills, and inspiration needed to guide others into their own memorable nature experience.

The games and methods featured in the course are from Cornell’s award-winning Sharing Nature book series. His books have been translated into twenty-nine languages and have been used effectively by millions of parents, educators, and outdoor leaders. Cornell is one of the most highly regarded nature educators in the world today. He is the honorary president of the Sharing Nature Association of Japan, which has trained 40,000 leaders.

Experience Nature Anywhere

You can take the course wherever you are—in the comfort of your home or the great outdoors. Can't go outside? No problem! You can practice many of the activities looking out a window or stepping outside your door.

You will receive the first two units immediately, with subsequent units being unlocked every 7 days.

🎥 Instructional Videos by Joseph Bharat Cornell: In more than two dozen instructional videos Joseph shares insights, philosophy, and techniques to help you enhance your rapport with nature. Inspired by his desire to help others develop an inner understanding of nature, Cornell’s guidance draws on his experience leading nature activities in more than forty countries.

📚 Comprehensive Curriculum: Drawing on Joseph Cornell’s many published books including including Sharing Nature, The Sky and Earth Touched Me, Listening to Nature, Flow Learning, and Deep Nature Play, the course offers complete instructions for more than thirty Sharing Nature activities.

🔉 Guided Audio Nature Activities: Bring the natural world to life. Put in your earphones and press play. The activities provide a wide range of in-nature experiences geared to individuals as well as to groups.

📖 Core Principles and Stories: Each unit features a captivating story to illustrate the core principles that underly Sharing Nature.

🌿 Create Your Own Nature Session: You will learn how to create your own personalized Flow Learning nature awareness session and how to tailor your session for students of different ages and different numbers of participations, from small family gatherings to larger education groups. There is a special joy in sharing nature with friends and loved ones!

🕉️ Deeper Principles and Practices: Sharing Nature’s roots are in ancient wisdom traditions. The universal principles embedded in these traditions interweave our methods and are there to be experienced by participants—a joyful, absorption and resonance with the natural world.

🧠 Quizzes and Points to Remember: Ground and strengthen your understanding of the Sharing Nature philosophy and techniques.

“Joseph Cornell is one of the true founding fathers of Forest Therapy practice. It was Joseph who—decades ago—recognized and learned to utilize the positive health potential forests and natural environments have on human beings.”—Drs. Qing Li, Won Sop Shin, Andreas Michalsen, and Dieter Kotte Editors, International Handbook of Forest Therapy

Unit 1—Our Unique Approach to Nature Education

Unit 2—Flow Learning: Guiding Others to Meaningful and Profound Learning Experiences

Unit 3—Awaken Enthusiasm: How to Make Learning Experiential, Instructive, and Fun!

Unit 4—Focus Attention: How to Help People Become More Attentive, Less Distracted

Unit 5—Offer Direct Experience: How to Foster Deeper Learning and Enduring Love for the Natural World

Unit 6—Share Inspiration: How to Create Clarity and a Sense of Completion with Your Nature Sessions

Unit 7—Putting it All Together: Creating Your Nature Session

Unit 8—Creating Positive Change in Yourself and Others

Unit 9—Deeper Principles and Practices

Upon completing this course, you will have the inspiration and techniques to deepen your personal nature experiences and have the skills to guide others into their own meaningful rapport with the natural world. Join us in this transformative journey, and let the wisdom of Joseph Bharat Cornell guide you and your loved ones to a profound inner understanding of the beauty that surrounds us. Enroll now and start sharing the joy of nature!

Your Instructor

Joseph Bharat Cornell
Joseph Bharat Cornell

Founder & President
Sharing Nature Worldwide

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How is this 9-week course set up?
Once you sign up for this course, you will receive Unit 1. Subsequent units will be unlocked and available for viewing one each week. Each unit contains instructional videos, nature activities, readings, guided audio activities, journal or discussion questions, stories, points to remember, and a quiz.
Are there specific times when I must be online?
No, because the course is self-paced, you can do the lessons as you are ready.
Will I interact with other students and instructors in the course?
Several lessons in each unit have a discussion forum in which students are asked to journal or do a writing exercise. If other students are doing the course at the same time as you, the discussion forums may provide opportunities for interaction. For specific questions, you can write to one of the Sharing Nature instructors.
What can I do upon completion of this course? Will I become a certified Sharing Nature instructor?
If you complete all of the lessons in this course you will receive a “Certificate of Completion” and will be allowed to: Share informally with children/students and families and integrate SN activities into your teaching sessions, start a Sharing Nature Club, offer free of charge, 2-3 hour Sharing Nature activity sessions to schools, scout groups, nature centers, and use our Sharing Nature logo on your website

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